Solid wood construction and made in the USA with a fantastic bag for less than 1500 bucks is a great deal. Very warm guitar like most all mahogany instruments. I have seen a few reviewers bash the tone because they were expecting it to sound like their spruce dread. I would recommend playing before you buy it because it will not be as bright as other guitars. I own several acoustics and purchased for my wife as a first guitar. I love everything about it and it sounds great. My wife loves it as well and has increased the amount she plays considerably. She likes the warm tone and the size compared to the maple guild jumbo I was letting her borrow.